article from Readers Digest; "Greeting heros the Maine way" Bangor may be small remote,but when American soliders return from overseas,the airport here is usually the first touchdown on US soil.Most of them aren't home yet,but for 14 years and 1037 flights carrying 190,011 troops, the people of bangor have greeted them as if they were. Back in 1991,folks here had such much fun cheering returning desert Storm troops home, they decided to greet every flight. When the soliders stroll in to the "greeting room" Bill Knight, a WW II vet leads the well wishing.It's all time for cheers, no politics. Not all the greeters agree with this Iraq war. But many remember the conflict that dogged returning Vietnam vets."It's our hope that no military person will ever step back onto American soil to an ungrateful nation. We can asure you that will never happen in Bangor Maine." Words and thoughts to live by in my opinion.